He said the “compulsion of killing militants” shouldn''t be treated as a “cause for celebration”.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Thursday questioned “army’s boasting” on the number of militants killed in the state last year, saying it would have been a "great year" if no youth had joined militancy.
“I beg to differ, a great year would be one in which no young man would join militancy,” Omar said in a tweet, adding, that no militants would be killed and no security personnel would lose their lives in encounters.
He said the “compulsion of killing militants” shouldn’t be treated as a “cause for celebration”.
He was responding to the remarks of Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, GoC-in-C Northern Command, in which he said that 2018 was a “wonderful year” for the security forces as more than 250 militants were killed, 54 were caught alive and four surrendered to the forces.